Eamon Sweeney

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Bobby Gillespie channelled Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra when duetting with Kate Moss on an electrofied version of Some Velvet Morning on Primal Scr(...)

Elvis Costello has been around the block several times since his 1977 debut, My Aim Is True. The creation of this, his 31st studio album, saw him brea(...)

Classical guitarist Eamon Sweeney performed in the front garden of Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

Many older people have found the restrictions during the Covid-19 crisis very difficult, especially the “cocooning” advice which cut them off from eve(...)

Ged Nash: ‘I would be burying my head in the sand if I said it has been a great weekend for the [Labour] party; it hasn’t.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Ged Nash, Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd and Independent Peter Fitzpatrick won the remaining three seats in Louth edging out Fianna Fáil’s Declan (...)

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores(...)

Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, The xx are undeniably one of the most persistent and pervasive influences in modern music. RHYE have clearly soaked up the Lon(...)

Sue Ryhnart: ‘I’m happy inside though, because I’m doing what I really love’

“Gillian Welch wrote a song singing, ‘everything is free and we’re gonna do it anyway, even if it doesn’t pay’ and it’s the sad truth about musicians,(...)

Dexys, with Kevin Rowland centre

The artists formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners are back in the top 10 after a 34-year absence. Now trading under the snappier moniker of Dexys,(...)

Shaun Kelly (third man from left), flanked by family members, as he arrives at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Donegal before being sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, causing the deaths of eight men. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family members of most of those killed in the July 2010 crash in Inishowen, Co Donegal, gave victim impact statements at Letterkenny Circuit Court on (...)

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